My son is 8 and in Year 3. He had always struggled with reading and writing and maths and last year was diagnosed with dyslexia. He gets regular tutoring and Ot for his writing and is making steady improvements. His teacher is understanding and helps him as much as she can. But every day going to school is a nightmare, he drags his feet and shows no enthusiasm. Some days he says he is sick and wont go. I feel it is really holding him back as he is getting lots of help and making good progress in his tutoring. If he liked school and went every day he probably wouldnt struggle so much. He loves art, drama and music and being with his friends but I think he is tired of struggling in the other subjects. How can I make him feel better about school and make him enthusiastic about learning?
Posted anonymously, 1st July 2016